UOW expert commentary (10 October)

UOW expert commentary (10 October)

UOW academics provide expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories

The Voice to Parliament referendum

Dr Anthony McKnight can discuss this weekend’s referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Dr McKnight is an Awabakal, Gomeroi and Yuin man. He is passionate about identifying how and why teachers, students, academics and people connect to Country to enhance educational practice and healing of self. Dr McKnight is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education

Netball Australia and breakdown of Collective Player Agreement talks

Dr Betty Frino can talk about the breakdown of talks between Netball Australia and the Australian Netball Players Association over a new Collective Player Agreement. Dr Frino is an expert in human resources, employment relations and organisational psychology. She is a lecturer in the School of Business.

How to help your memory when preparing for exams

With school and university exams looming Professor Penny Van Bergen can discuss how can help their memory when preparing for exams. In an article for The Conversation Professor Van Bergen says memory is a key part of how we learn: “If students understand how memory works, they can prioritise effective study habits. This will help for exams as well as their learning in the longer term.”

Professor Van Bergen is passionate about educational psychology and about evidence-based teaching practice. She is an Educational Psychologist in the School of Education.

Professor Van Bergen is available in the second half of the week.

World Porridge Day – 10 October

Associate Professor Kelly Lambert can talk about the health benefits of oats on World Porridge Day (Tuesday 10 October). Associate Professor Lambert is an expert in nutrition and dietetics in the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences.

Wellness vapes

Dr Jody Moller is available to discuss e-cigarettes being marketed as ‘wellness vapes’ because they contain vitamins and caffeine and related safety concerns. Dr Moller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience and researches vaping and e-cigarettes.

UOW academics exercise academic freedom by providing expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing social issues and current affairs. This expert commentary reflects the views of those individual academics and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy positions of the University of Wollongong.